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Indonesia finance minister seeks simple and sustainable investment offer

Indonesia’s minister of finance tells fDi about the country’s infrastructure deficit and its desire for investment in sustainable industries. 

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Sun, sea and techs in Madeira

Foreign investors are taking advantage of abundant opportunities in upmarket tourism as well as a burgeoning tech sector on Madeira. 

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Madeira vice-president eyes fiscal independence from Lisbon

The vice-president of Madeira’s regional government tells fDi about the island's struggle to gain financial independence from Portugal. 

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Madeira looks to keep tax advantage

On top of its other attractions, Madeira offers a white-listed preferential tax regime that is conducive to long-term, productive investments. 

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From Locations

Where's hot for hotels? The locations hotel and resort operators are diving into, and why

As the number of international tourists hits historic highs, foreign investment in hotels is booming, especially in emerging markets.

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Why Azmont Investments has high hopes for Montenegro's high-end tourism

The chairman of Azmont Investments tells fDi why the company chose to fund Montenegro’s Portonovi resort to the tune of €600m.    

Cannabis investment hits record high

Greenfield foreign investment into the rapidly growing medical marijuana industry is accelerating. 

From News

Bangladesh sees strong FDI

Eight export processing zones in Bangladesh received $333m in FDI in the last fiscal year.

From News

Saudi Arabia steps up renewables investment

Saudi Arabia is set to generate wind power within three years, with a slew of new renewable energy investment opportunities. Sebastian Shehadi reports.


Seville mayor looks beyond tourism

Mayor of Seville Juan Espadas tells Sebastian Shehadi about city’s technological prowess.

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